TSPE Dallas Engineer of the Year Awards


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Victor Zepeda, PE

2018 Engineer of the Year

We are proud to nominate Victor M. Zepeda, PE for the NSPE – Texas State Engineer of the Year Award for his long and dedicated effort in serving his profession and as an advocate for small businesses. Since 1985, he has consistently worked through Chambers of Commerce’s in Austin, El Paso and Dallas using these as vehicles to help and promote opportunities for small, women owned and minority businesses. He has also served and supported several professional and technical organizations throughout his career.

Victor M. Zepeda, P.E. is a Senior Project Director at Arredondo, Zepeda & Brunz, LLC, a 37 year old Civil & Surveying firm with five offices statewide. Victor received his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston in 1974, and attended M.I.T. for graduate courses in 1977.

He worked overseas early in his career (England, Norway & Venezuela) and his design experience includes: offshore structures, port facilities, roadways, drainage, environmental, remediation, landfills, water lines, wastewater systems, DART light Rail, Streetcar and telecommunications. He moved to Dallas in 1991 with HDR and five years later he accepted the position as manager of the LAN office in Dallas. In 2000 he joined AZB as president.

Victor and his 9 brothers and sisters were guided by their parents to work hard, enjoy life and be involved with community. His involvement with technical organizations include: American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas-Dallas (ACEC), Program Chair and President; Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Dallas Post– Program Chair and Officer; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Travis Branch, Program Chair and President; and Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Travis Chapter, Program Chair and Chapter Director.

He has also devoted countless hours to serving the community and since 1985, he has consistently worked through Chambers of Commerce in Austin, El Paso and Dallas using these as vehicles to help and promote opportunities for small, women owned and minority businesses. Examples include: Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board member and Chairman; DFW Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, Board member; Hispanic Leadership Institute, Board Member; North Texas Commission, Board Member; El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board Member; Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board Member; Leadership Austin- Austin Chamber of Commerce, Board Member.

Victor has been recognized as a Distinguished Young Engineering Alumnus at the University of Houston; received the Ervin S. Perry Memorial Award/Young Engineer of the Year, TSPE Travis Chapter; the TSPE State Young Engineer of the Year award; “Service to the People” ASCE Texas Section Award; and recently received both the Engineer of the Year Award from ASCE-Dallas Branch, and the EOY Award from NSPE-TX Dallas Chapter.

Victor and his wife Isabel live in Frisco, have been happily married for 43 years, and enjoy spending time with their children and five grandchildren.


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Previous Recipients

Year Engineer of the Year Year Engineer of the Year
2017 Terry Preuninger, PE 2016 Monica Kent, PE
2015 Brian LaFoy, PE 2014 Ramon F. Miguez, PE
2013 Devarati (Dev) Rastogi, PE 2012 Jean Maier Dean, PE
2011 John Ho, PE 2010 Mark K. Boyd, Ph.D, PE
2009 Roger Behgam, PE 2008 Marshall (Neal) Abernathy, PE
2007 Jeffrey W. Schroeter, PE 2006 Patrick L. Kunz, PE
2005 Elliot Short, Jr., Ph.D, PE 2004 Jill A. Jordan-Hanson, PE
2003 Natarajan Ramanan, Ph.D, PE 2002 Donald Price, Ph.D, PE
2001 Richard Mueller, PE 2000 Oren B. Kesler, Ph.D, PE
1999 David C. Dybala, PE 1998 Charles G. Wilmut, PE
1997 Jack Haston, PE 1996 Arthur F. Beck, PE
1995 Michael J. Masten, PE 1994 James E. Laughlin, PE
1993 Robert Lee Johnson, PE 1992 Philip Charles Crouse, PE
1991 Robert K. Tener, Ph.D, PE 1990 I. Carroll Finklea, PE
1989 Jose I. Novoa, PE 1988 Alberto F. Gutierrez, PE
1987 Jack E. Rosenlund, PE 1986 Gerson Berman, PE
1985 Raymond C. Mason, PE 1984 Joe M. Nall, PE
1983 Robert J. Gary, PE 1982 Sophus A. Thompson, PE
1981 John D. Wisenbaker, PE 1980 Albert H. Halff, PE
1979 M. Lee Halford, PE 1978 Perry G. Brittain, PE
1977 Raymond L. Goodson, Jr., PE 1976 John Roebuck, PE
1974 Charles W. Woolridge, PE 1973 W. Scott McDonald, PE
1970 Henry J. Graeser, PE 1958 Rank W. Chappel, Jr., P
1957 R. M. Dixon 1955 T. Carr Forrest, Jr., PE
1952 W.W. Lynch, PE 1949 O.H. Koch, PE (Man of the Year)